Archive for the ‘Accessories’ Category

Lacava – Innovations In Your Kitchen & Bath.

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Lacava is one of the industry leaders in all things kitchen and bath.  They have clean and simple designs, marrying Italian plumbing and American furniture.  Look at some of our finds below.  We love the simplicity in both design and materials.  For more, visit

Brick – Wall-mounted ceramic shelves with concealed installation hardware.

Linea – Floor-mount towel stand in stainless steel (fixing floor kit included)

Galleria – Wall-mounted vanity with drawers and cubby

Warmth For Winter’s Approach…

Monday, November 21st, 2011

This time of year, warm throws and blankets are a must for cold evenings by the fire in your Austin home.  How better to to warm yourself than with a silky cashmere, wool, or alpaca throw?  Check out some of our finds on some great looking (and feeling) ways to keep cozy during this holiday season.  These would also be a great gift idea.


Alicia Adams Alpaca

Missoni Home

Striped Wool Blanket

Coyuchi Organics

Betsy Eby – Artist

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Betsy Eby is an artist who creates beautiful organic art…with a blowtorch.  Her art is inspired by nature, layering elements between sheets of purified beeswax and filtered dammer crystals to create visual depth to her creations.  As a  pianist, Eby’s  art reflects the scales and measures of music beautifully.  We love the movement that Eby seems to infuse within her paintings.  For more from Betsy Eby, visit

Posh Pets…

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

We in Austin are very pet friendly, and we love our pets, but pet beds for the home can be unsightly…until now.  Here are some great pet beds by some designers that will leave your home stylish and your pet happy!

Urban Pet House

germaine leather negro 468x332 Luxury dog beds

“The Cool Dog” Bed

Aidan Gray…More Chic Than Shabby.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Look at some of our finds by Aidan Gray Home (  The entire product line is inspired by “European Grandeur,” and focuses on an authentic, hand-made look.  While this is a relatively young company, Aidan Gray Home has taken on the interior design and decor industry by storm…and they seem to have what it takes to have staying power.  They have a very specific look that has wide appeal, especially for transitional interiors.  If you are interested in these or any of the products from Aidan Gray Home, just let us know!

So Chic Shagreen…

Friday, May 20th, 2011


Shagreen is derived from untanned skin of animals, commonly sharks and sting rays, that are covered in close-set tubercles (and commonly died green).  Today, you can find plenty of beautifully made furniture and accessories from both real, and very often faux, shagreen.  One great thing about shagreen is its versatility.  It can look very masculine when made dark, or appears very feminine in lighter shades.  If you are interested in locating some shagreen products, let us know…we will be happy to find the right ones for your home.

Inspired By Nature.

Monday, May 16th, 2011


Palecek furniture is very distinctive.  Their entire product line seems to marry nature and interior design.  Here is what they say about their products:

“More than 35 years ago, Palecek began designing distinctive rattan and wicker items with one goal in mind –  to create unique pieces of art from natural fibers. As we traveled the world developing a network of master artisans, we drew inspiration from the indigenous peoples and their use of quickly renewable materials. Our desire to mix an international palette of natural fibers into elegant furniture, lighting and accessories has made Palecek a trendsetter and pioneer in the use of fast-growing hardwoods, seagrass and rattan weaves.   Our extensive line of award winning, handcrafted and eco-conscious designs are conceived in our domestic San Francisco Bay Area headquarters.  It is here that our master technicians upholster and finish your pieces, allowing Palecek to be your domestic design resource.”

“To the Trade”

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Moraccan Inspired Home Decor..

Friday, May 13th, 2011


For those of you who prefer the eclectic for your Austin home, look no further than Wunderley Furniture.  Their imported products are hand-crafted and are beautiful, and their product line includes everything from furniture to lighting and accessories.  A quick tip, though – these pieces would be a great addition to any interior…but be careful not to overdo it.  A single inlaid table, bench, or mirror can add interest and “pop,” but too much of a good thing will just create a theme, which can make the overall design seem trite. 

SB71-36" Mosaic Cocktail table


SB502-Mother of Pearl Inlaid Bench

MB301-Old Kilim cube

ML44-Long Leather Wall Sconce

Vintage Shell Inlay Mirror-212

For more from Wunderley, visit , or contact Colby Design…we’d be glad to help!

Striped Shades…

Friday, May 6th, 2011


Lamp shades come in every shape, style, size, and color imaginable.  One of our favorite ways to see a shade dressed – stripes.  These colored lines really set the tone for a lamp, and in turn, an interior.  Stripes can be serious, or just plain sassy, depending on the materials and the colors used.  Check out some of our favorites that are available to you online.

Pottery Barn

Lamps Plus – Black Velvet Stripe

House To Home – UK

Laura Ashely

Isabell Stanely

Pottery Barn


Interesting Planters For Your Home & Garden.

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011


Seasonal Living is a fantastic resource on planters for your interior or your outdoor rooms.  They are interesting and add a touch of color for good measure.  We love that they come in many shapes and sizes, sure to fit most of your needs, and they carry many small stools/tables that compliment the fabulous planters.  Below are a few examples of some of the planters that Seasonal Living carries. 




“To The Trade”

If you are interested in visiting Seasonal Living on the web, go to  If you like what you see, give us a call and we will set up an appointment to visit their showroom.